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Thursday, April 8, 2010

We have lost the still of the night............

Wind-farm forum brings large turnout

ALLEGANY - “We have lost the still of the night, and my hope and prayer for you is that you never have to live with the nightmare we have in Cohocton.”

Those were the words of Hal Graham concerning a Cohocton wind-turbine farm, as he spoke Wednesday evening at a public forum in Allegany. More...

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ahhhh, more BS and sensationalism....

"Mr. Abraham said if the wind-turbine farm is approved, the first thing the community will deal with are 3,000 truck trips that will be made through the area."

And this is any different from what is already happening with the gas well drilling that everyone supports?

"“It will change your life,” Mr. Trude said of the wind turbines. “It changes how you live. Anybody who says it’s not, is full of baloney.”"

You bet it will.... it will bring jobs, the generation of green energy, and money to the area. It will be life changing alright, positive life changes.

"He said when the First Wind company made initial contact with his community the residents were “promised the world,” but none of promises materialized. In addition, he said property values have plummeted since the turbines were installed."

Total BS - houses are selling as well as they ever have, perhaps even better. And the people of the area will be paying NO property taxes for the next 20 YEARS! The fire dept has all new trucks, the highway dept has all new trucks. Sounds like the wind company has done what they promised to me.

This guys problem is he has a 300 acre farm that has no wind turbines on and his neighbors are making all the money that he isn't.

Anonymous said...

Dream on.

Anonymous said...

The comment above is from someone who has consumed the Kool Aid or more likely is thinking ka-ching because he is leasing for turbines and doesn't give a poop about his neighbor. The idea that these loud monstrosities that will forever change the character of an area will be generating jobs is ridiculous. Even the wind developers will concede that point. I respect Mr. Graham for having the courage to speak out and I hope you folks in Potter County will heed his warning before it is too late.

veritas said...

If I may, this guy's "problem" as you so articulate, is that he probably has a soul and does not see everything through a dollar bills and shiny pennies.

He really ought to just get with the program and go back to sleep

Anonymous said...

Hal Graham did lease and has turbines on his land. He has said over and over it was the biggest mistake of his life and now he is living the nightmare.
I don't know who the first poster here is but it is clearly the same person that that post on every wind article and is trying to convince others that these monsters are a normal part of life. obviously some one that has leased to turbines.

Anonymous said...

Actually no, I have no property to lease for the wind farm but I sure wish that I did. What I have is a desire to move forward into the future, something that this county seems to be resistant to. So lets get out the horses and buggies and oil lamps and got back to the 1800s so y'all can live happily ever after.

Anonymous said...

We're gonna party like its 1699

Anonymous said...

I don't think I would care about the sight of the turbine, it would be the noise that would drive me batty. Can't there be an ordinance that says they have to be so far away from a home or business? If there is one, why can't the distance be further? I'm for generating energy, but when fat cats want to make a buck, they'll step on anyone that gets in the way. It's sad but true. Residents will have a hard fight to stop it because the big boys will have small and large government backing them up.

Anonymous said...

I did lease to the wind companies- I'm getting 4 turbines on MY property. If my neighbors don't like it, my 200 acres is for sale for 1,200,000 That's 5,000 an acre plus 200,000 for the four turbine contracts. Step up whiners, 1.2 million and you can stop 4 turbines. Don't have 1.2? Then shut up!

Anonymous said...

When the vibrations and constant humming of the windmills keep the owner of the so-called property worth 1.2 million wide awake and ill, let's see who's property is worth 1.2 million and who the one is that will be shutting up! With those hideous things on your property and you not receiving any money from them, you're property will be with ZERO!

Anonymous said...

wide awake and ill

How can that be when I live 200 miles away? Must be some nasty vibrations to travel that far...

Anonymous said...

With those hideous things on your property and you not receiving any money from them, you're property will be with ZERO!

Naw. Then I'll just lease my property for gas exploration. In case you haven't guessed it, I'm in it for the money. :)

Anonymous said...

No wonder your putting up turbines if you live 200 miles away. You won't be affected by all the noise pollution and vibrations and shadow flicker. Hmmm. I wonder if you would be allowing them to be put up if you had to look at them and feel them every single day and night. My guess would be NO.

Anonymous said...

One thing that is becoming clear while everyone argues on here -- the whole idea of wind energy, green energy, renewable energy sounded fantastic.
But then when people started digging a little deeper the wise ones discovered that the turbines created such a piercing, rumbling and penetrating sound as to risk the health of neighbors.
Soon, studies found that this noise was so disruptive and disturbing as to actually cause health problems. Then it was a lot more than an annoyance or nuisance.
One would have thought that such a an alarming discovery in a civil society -- and in an area that takes pride in its kindness and and consideration for others - would have prompted people who were tempted by the money to realize it was selfish and wrong.
One would have thought that our elected officials would have taken the time to fully study the issue themselves, rather than blindly believing the select few who want to make money from leasing and the even fewer who represent the energy companies.
Our township governments have failed us in Potter County and when the blame gets dished out and the fingers get pointed, I hope that the same township supervisors are still around to answer for their shortsighted actions and the damage that they have allowed to occur to the innocent majority.
It is not too late for them to act responsibly.
But time is running out.
Does anyone care?

Oz said...

"in an area that takes pride in its kindness -- when the blame gets dished out and the fingers get pointed"

Talk about an oxymoron, ya that is good ole Potter County!

FYI, For every negative report there seems to be a positive report.